When a new month begins, I often enter it with anxiousness and regret. I find myself anxious about how the month will unfold yet regretful about what failed to happen prior. Anxiety Continue reading
Keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful , pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising Him always .
Philippians 4:8, TPT
How is your Hope?
This is a question that you may not come across, or ask yourself often, but I’d like you to think about it, just for a moment.
When you reflect on your life, right now, are you more hopeful that goodness is your ultimate outcome, or are you more hopeless, or, afraid and timid about the unknown aspects of your future?
I ask the question because it is one that I have trained myself to consider often. What I am really assessing for myself is, am I expecting good in my life, even Continue reading
“Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.”
Zechariah 4:10, NLT
The trap is to make you think you need hundreds or thousands of people to validate what God has given you. BEFORE you trust what He told you to do.
Right now, you may be reading this message from the ditch of complacency, feeling sorry for yourself because it seems like everything you do, you end up in the same place. Meanwhile, as you look around at others, it seems like everyone else is outpacing you.
May I offer you this thought,
Could it be you’re expecting completion, where God is giving you the grace to lay the foundation for what He has shown you?
Let’s face it, the vast majority of people, myself included, are not comfortable starting something new. New beginnings come packaged with Continue reading
“I’M TIRED OF RE-STARTING!!!!”
Have you ever found yourself back at the START-LINE when you should be getting closer to the FINISH LINE? If you haven’t ever found yourself there,
BUT, for those of you who can relate to the reality of re-starting something that should be finished, this “Hope Note” is tailor-made for YOU, so I’m glad you’re here! Continue reading
WHERE ARE YOU?
This is the classic question that God asks Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, after their disobedience. I am fascinated by this question. Why would the only ONE who knows EVERYTHING, and is EVERYWHERE need to ask such a question? Didn’t He know where they were?
OF COURSE HE DID!!! So why the question? I am convinced that this question was about Adam and Eve’s awareness , and not God’s ignorance. The goal of the question was to awaken them to the reality of their present moment.
Is it possible that God is asking you a question that is meant to jolt you awake from your slumber to your Present reality? Could God have drawn you to this blog because you’ve been sleep walking through 2020, and you don’t even know it?
It was around the mid-to-end of August that I sensed God sound an alarm in my own life. The purpose of the question I heard was very similar to Adam and Eve’s, but it was not the same question. The question I heard from Heaven was, Continue reading
To bloom in chaos, you must resist the distractions that create it.
To bloom in chaos, you must have the confidence to know every battle is not yours to fight. Continue reading
- deal with or describe in an idealized or unrealistic fashion; make (something) seem better or more appealing than it really is.
Transition is the uncomfortable space between where / who, you were, and where/who you are hoping to be or become. The pain of transition can make us romanticize about what life was “before.” Continue reading
All of your experiences, all of your pain, all of your disappointments, all of your victories, everything about you is necessary for your Purpose. There is not one thing that you have, tangible or intangible, that is unnecessary. It is the sum total of it all that God will maximize, and allow you to thrive in your Calling, Continue reading
Why do we insist on making things so difficult for ourselves? It’s like we refuse to believe that “slow and steady [truly does] win the race.” We may say we believe that, but our actions often reveal that we really believe DRASTIC and UNREASONABLE is the only way to win. Continue reading
Mental or moral strength to persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.Merrian-Webster Dictionary
If I were asked to define courage using 1 word, I would choose one of the words listed above. I love the idea of courage, and having the privilege to witness it at work in the lives of others. Today, I had the honor of witnessing the manifestation of many seeds of courage on display at a ribbon cutting ceremony and Grand Opening of a business. I left the event excited about the future, and proud of the business owner, who had undoubtedly pressed past, and jumped over many obstacles to realize her dream.
There was something special about seeing the tangible fruit of courage. I was inspired, and I started to think about what courage really is, versus the misconceptions of it. Continue reading